Luftwaffles Mar 20, 2013 @ 12:31pm
Someone needs to take a class about cars
Ok, so the battery died. I didn't realize that it was that important to the currently running vehicle. Just leave it on? Muffler fell off? Ok, keep going.
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Firetempest Mar 20, 2013 @ 1:05pm 
Its a simple game. Sure they could have done more with the parts, but its just trying to parallel wagon axles, oxen, yet be capable of fixing it out on the road.

Could have made broken mufflers simply attract more zombie hordes as you left small towns forcing a ford, or caused more surounded attackings. and instead of batteries, could have been headlights making travel at night impossible if broken from running into a zombie. But I digress. It was made to be simpler.
Freyar Mar 20, 2013 @ 1:22pm 
In this thread, we're serious.
Qwazzy Mar 20, 2013 @ 1:35pm 
The mechanics when it comes to the car are meant to be gameplay-oriented, not realistic. And they're modeled after the spare parts for the wagon in Oregon Trail (although in that game, it admittedly made more sense).
Joystick Hero Mar 20, 2013 @ 3:21pm 
If you talk to strangers, one of the conversations you can have is about how not having a muffler draws crazy numbers of zombies. That's probably the justification.
Luftwaffles Mar 21, 2013 @ 4:24am 
what about the battery? That's what the alternator is for. Also, how do my party members keep breaking their limbs in the car? How are fires in the car destroying scrap metal? Sounds like it's safer to walk.How come rest doesn't replenish my health, but replenishes others? Why do hordes of magic green zombie deer damage the rearend of my car, but smashing rogue bikers' motorcycles doesn't?
[HoB] RatsInYourMilk Mar 21, 2013 @ 6:23am 
GTFO WITH YOUR COMMON SENSE!!!!
Luftwaffles Mar 22, 2013 @ 10:04am 
What about getting measles? I mean, obviously it's pretty rare since the vaccine was introduced in 1963. Considering the model of station wagaon the protagonist is driving, one would assume he/his party had been vaccinated as children.
DarkSaber2k Mar 22, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
Someone needs to take a class on game design....
Umbrella Incorporated Mar 24, 2013 @ 1:09am 
1) Yes, a car can drive without a muffler, but you'd be making so much noise you'd never be able to stop, and noone in their right mind would let you into their camp with a massive hoard following you. Not to mention the noise would drive you insane.
2) The alternator only charges the battery while the car is running. You still need a battery to operate a vehicle. Duh.
3) Driving for long hours makes people complacent and bored, not watching what they're doing. With all that gear in the car (gas tanks, car batteries, extra large cans of tomato sauce), something might slip and seriously injure someone at any time.
4) Scrap is not all metal: it's light bulbs, duct tape, bolts, screws, rubber bands, etc. You use scrap to go McGuyver on your car. Fire can destroy several of these and metal parts can be warped by the heat.
5) Your character is considered the main leader, as such you are the one on watch while everyone else sleeps. You are the one resting while they are driving/keeping watch, which is why you do not take damage while driving.
6) Zombie deer damage your car because they actively attack it when they hit it. Bikers only need a small nudge to lose control of their bikes when traveling at high speed.
7) Read the story at the beginning. Clements found the Station Wagon and gave it to you. As for Measles I think that some imagination is in order and just accept it as is. Would you rather it be Ebola or Crotch Rot?

Anything else?
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User Mar 25, 2013 @ 8:27am 
Originally posted by Umbrella Incorporated:
You are the one resting while they are driving/keeping watch, which is why you do not take damage while driving.
Your friends do not take damage when they consume a huge amount of foods and only random events can damage your friends.
User Mar 25, 2013 @ 9:03am 
Originally posted by Umbrella Incorporated:
Anything else?
When your friends are starving they take damage in every hour (-8 HP) but not you... Why? Is it because you are resting? But when your friends are resting with no foods, they also take damage.
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The Dancing Kappa Mar 25, 2013 @ 11:54am 
While we are at it lets talk about how unrealistic these zombies are I mean come on zombie deer?!
EVEILMINION Mar 25, 2013 @ 12:05pm 
If people are sitting on mufflers and breaking them probably aren't made of the best stuff anyway
admin@startsky.net Mar 25, 2013 @ 8:49pm 
Originally posted by User:
Originally posted by Umbrella Incorporated:
Anything else?
When your friends are starving they take damage in every hour (-8 HP) but not you... Why? Is it because you are resting? But when your friends are resting with no foods, they also take damage.

your friends are whiners that cant go for longer than an hour without eating.
admin@startsky.net Mar 25, 2013 @ 8:50pm 
Originally posted by The Over Excited Burd:
While we are at it lets talk about how unrealistic these zombies are I mean come on zombie deer?!

you've never seen a zombie animal in a movie? resident evil?????
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